Psalm 141:1

A psalm of David.

1 I call to you, LORD, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you.

Read Psalm 141:1 Using Other Translations

LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
O LORD, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help!

What does Psalm 141:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 141:1

Lord, I cry unto thee
With great earnestness, importunity, and fervency, being in distress; and knowing vain was the help of man, and that none could deliver him but the Lord, and therefore continued crying unto him for help F23; make haste unto me;
which shows he was in a desperate condition; that he could not help himself, nor could any creature, only the Lord; and he was at a distance from him, as it seemed to him, and he delayed assistance; and therefore desires he would immediately draw nigh and be a present help in his time of need, and work speedy deliverance for him, his case requiring haste; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee;
a request the psalmist frequently makes, not contenting himself with prayer, without desiring and looking for an answer to it.


F23 "Auxilium vocat, et duros conclamat agrestes", Virgil.
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